Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client with ClickOnce makes it easy for end users to install, upgrade, and uninstall the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. They can do this with a few clicks, without the help from super users or IT administrators.
This video shows how a partner or IT administrator can host a ClickOnce deployment on a web server instead of on a file share. This is best suited for public deployments over the internet, as opposed to deployments internally in an organization.
This is the fourth video in a series of how-to videos that show how a partner or IT administrator can deploy the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client with ClickOnce. Make sure to watch the first video before you watch this video.
For a detailed step-by-step guide about how to deploy the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client with ClickOnce, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=251676.
-Christian Heide Dam
This video shows how a partner or IT administrator can host a ClickOnce deployment in Azure blob storage. This combines the simplicity of a file share deployment with the accessibility of a public web server deployment.
This is the fifth video in a series of how-to videos that show how a partner or IT administrator can deploy the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client with ClickOnce. Make sure to watch the first video before you watch this video.
-Christian Heide Damm
Following the launch of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, Zetadocs Express has been updated for use with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Windows client. The updated version can be downloaded from CustomerSource and PartnerSource.
Zetadocs Express is the document management add-on available at no additional cost to users on a Business Ready Enhancement Plan, it includes the following:
As with previous releases, partners can download Zetadocs Express and include document management in their demonstrations of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Customers on a Business Readiness Enhancement Plan should talk to their partners to get this installed in order to take advantage of document management capabilities integrated into Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
The Connector for Microsoft Dynamics team is pleased to announce that the current version of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics (V2 RU1) fully supports the recently released Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 product.
If you have Connector for Microsoft Dynamics version 184.108.40.206 or 2.1.371.1 then you are ready to integrate data to and from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 on-premises. If you do not have one of these versions of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics the most current one, 2.1.371.1, can be downloaded from PartnerSource: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/deployment/resources/productreleases/MDNAV2009R2_CRMConnector.htm
Actually, NAV should never crash, but sometimes there are circumstances that cause a crash of one of the NAV processes or services. For the user and the administrator, it is usually not clear why a component crashes. Most of the time the application event log does not show enough information to determine root causes of the crash.
A "crash dump" provides very good information about the module and code which caused the crash. The crash dumps can be analyzed by Microsoft Dynamics NAV support and help a lot to find the problem.
With the "Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.1. 2" it is very easy to create the crash dump files in case of a crash.
The tool can be downloaded under the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26798
Note: If the operating system is not configured for "en-us" for region and language, then the following steps are necessary to install the Debug DiagnosticTool v1.2:
After you install and run the application, you are welcomed by the "Rule Wizard."
For the crash dump creation, you choose Crash and then choose the Next button. Following is the selection of what you would like to check. For NAV, it is necessary to select "a specific process":
The next selection window shows all processes. Here, you can select, for example, "Microsoft.Dynamics.NAV.Client.exe".
With "Advanced Configuration" it now possible to set the granularity of process monitoring.
The next screen shows the path where the crash dump is saved. You must select a hard disk with enough capacity. Crash dumps can be very large in some circumstances (e.g. if you selected "Full Userdump" in the "Advanced Configuration" screen).
In a last step the rule must be activated:
Once the created rule was activated, "Debug Diag" monitors the configured process.
In case of a crash, "Debug Diag" creates now the necessary .dmp files in the specified folder and additional log files in the installation folder of "Debug Diag" (e.g. "C:\Program Files\DebugDiag\Logs").
I hope the described steps help you to create the important crash dump information.
Microsoft Dynamics Germany
Microsoft Dynamics NAV helps streamline routine accounting practices with automated financial processes. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you can set up multiple VAT rates using the VAT posting groups and general posting groups so that you can easily change VAT rates in order to maintain accurate VAT reporting. But companies often have thousands of open documents or journal lines where it would be cumbersome to manually update the VAT posting groups and general posting groups. Also, you would need to update master data such as items with the new default VAT posting groups and general posting groups due to the new VAT rate.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 delivers a new tool that makes it possible for you to define what master data needs to be updated, match old posting groups to new posting groups, and implement the changes on open documents and journal lines. This tool makes it possible for customers and partners to accommodate changes in VAT rates with a minimum amount of time and costs. The tool has previously been released as stand-alone, but it is now included in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 with some improvements over the earlier version.
The VAT Rate Change Tool in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 gives you a fast and efficient way to implement new and changing VAT rules yourself – without any updates or partner implementation. As a result, changes in VAT can be rolled out centrally and can be carried out quickly, so that your company can stay compliant with local VAT regulations. When the conversion is complete, VAT and general posting groups are converted, and changes are implemented in general ledger accounts, customers, vendors, open documents, journal lines, and so on.
If you are a Microsoft Certified Partner, you will no longer have to spend time rolling out changes in VAT rates, and you can use your time on higher value projects.
The VAT Rate Change Tool in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 includes the following functionality:
Recently our support service received support requests where out of the blue the E-mail logging stopped functioning. The reported error was:
This message is for C/AL programmers:
The call to member Count failed. Collaboration Data Objects returned the following message: [Collaboration Data Objects - [E_FAIL(80004005)]]
NOTE: sometimes the same error pops up E_FAIL with member Update
The failure appears to be caused by some or specific security patches for Office 2007 that were applied on the application server and / or patches that were applied to the Exchange Server.
Let’s assume the following scenario where we have Office 2007 RTM installed on the server hosting the application server. This is our starting point. The ultimate goal is to update Office 2007 with SP3 and later cumulative security patches. E-mail logging does work fine here. In his scenario, transport logging rules are running on the Exchange Server. That means, if you update the server hosting the application server with Office 2007 SP3 and cumulative updates, E-mails are still sent to the QUEUE folder. Now, after updating the Office 2007 with the latest patches, the scenario is as follows:
1. There are pre-SP3 messages in the queue; these ones will generate the E_FAIL error 2. There are post-SP3 messages in the queue; these ones will be processed by the E-mail dispatcher
The post-SP3 messages will be logged to the STORAGE folder. The pre-SP3 messages will generate an error. We have seen errors like The member Update or The member Count. They all end with E_FAIL which is something like “Access Denied”. Exchange Server is not able to handle them and we do not really know why. This is because security is more strict thus the Access Denied error message.
WORKAROUND: 1. Remove Office 2007 SP3 from the server hosting the application server 2. Install Office 2007 RTM / SP2 (whatever the original scenario was) on the server hosting the application server 3. Ensure QUEUE folder is empty before updating Office 2007 SP3 plus cumulative updates a. In this scenario, Transport Rules should be stopped which is not an ideal scenario since your end user may be a 24x7 company b. The update should be done after business hours which is not an ideal scenario as well; at least the number of pre-SP3 messages could be decreased in numbers c. Transport Rules should be reconfigured and point to a different E-mail address for a different Public Folder, then we have one pre-SP3 Public Folder and the original post-SP3 Public Folder (QUEUE) 4. Update Office 2007 SP3 plus cumulative updates 5. For any E-mail that does still come in to the QUEUE folder, these cannot be logged though you could use the suggestion below
For any pre-SP3 messages that are stuck in the QUEUE: For the ones that fail with the E_FAIL error message, move these messages from the QUEUE folder, open the message one by one, select Actions and select Resend this message. With Transport Rules enabled, the message will be sent to the QUEUE folder again where the message can be reprocessed by the E-mail dispatcher.
The above mentioned workaround should only be applied if there are hundreds of messages that are stuck in the QUEUE. If there are not that many messages stuck in the QUEUE, then resending the message may be a better idea to prevent the work to be done here.
Now we do have this blog in place, Administrators that are about to do some maintenance can be pre-warned this issue does exist when E-mail logging is configured and running in the company.
Marco Mels CSS EMEA
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V2 Rollup 1 was released on Friday! This release includes enhanced integration options and maps, and also resolves some of the key issues that you might be facing with your V2 deployments. Additional features and updates are listed later in this post.
Stay tuned to the Connector blog for upcoming videos that detail the new features and functionality.
To download this release for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, go to PartnerSource:
Don’t have access to PartnerSource but would like to know more? Check out the User Guide for NAV and begin your installation preparation.
Here is an overview of the feature list:
This week I did work on a support case where the partner mentioned that adding an attachment from a stream does not always work. The partner delivered a code unit that we used to further analyze the issue. As it was not necessary to further develop a fix for this, we decided to just post the outcome of that support request on a Public blog. You can read the original posting on the following blog: http://nav-magno.be/index.php/2013/02/add-attachment-stream-on-smtp-not-always-working/
On that blog you can also download the code unit we used for debugging purposes.
Credit should go to Joachim Carrein, working for iFacto who reported the issue to us.
The Help files for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, Finland country version, are now available in Finnish. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Finland Help.zip contains the translated Application Help. You can download the updated .chm files at the Microsoft Download Center.
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV team
The Best Practices Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is a tool for identifying issues that can prevent you from successfully deploying a three-tier environment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. A three-tier deployment is one where the client, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, and SQL Server are installed on separate computers. These deployments can be challenging because they often require additional domain administration tasks. The tool is relevant whether the client is a RoleTailored client or a Web services client.
The Best Practices Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 performs the following verifications:
You can find more information about the tool and download it from CustomerSource here or from PartnerSource here.
Equisys are pleased to announce that platform support for ZetaDocsExpress for Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been extended to include Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, SharePoint 2013 and the 64-bit editions of Microsoft Outlook.
First launched in October 2011, Zetadocs Express is the downloadable document management module of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. It is available at no additional cost to NAV users on a Business Ready Enhancement Plan.
Zetadocs Express is designed to save finance teams time and money by providing three essential document management capabilities directly within Microsoft Dynamics NAV:
Drag and drop: Any file, email or attachment onto a record in the NAV Windows client to automatically store it in SharePoint. Documents are linked to their NAV record and listed in the Documents FactBox when the record is viewed.
Document approval: Initiate simple SharePoint workflows for any document listed in the FactBox – such as an invoice – and monitor the approval status in NAV.
Save and send NAV reports: Click the “Save and Send” button to email almost any customized NAV reports in PDF format. Delivered documents are archived automatically in SharePoint and listed in the Documents FactBox for future retrieval on-screen.
Speaking of the new release, Zetadocs for NAV Product Manager, Greg Cole, said, “As the foundation edition of our document management family, Zetadocs Express is a great introduction to the time-saving potential of our Zetadocs solutions.
“Since its launch, we have continued to receive great feedback from partners and customers alike, so I’m delighted to broaden the number of supported platforms even further.”
Zetadocs Express is available to users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, with an active Business Ready Enhancement Plan. To download the latest version of Zetadocs Express, visit CustomerSource or PartnerSource.
Welcome to Convergence 2013! The Microsoft Dynamics NAV team is ready and waiting to welcome you with incredible content and a world of opportunities to discover the full potential of your Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution.
Yes, Convergence 2013 starts today, and there is plenty going on right now to help you get warmed up for the full Convergence experience tomorrow, including User Group Sessions, Roundtable Discussions, and the Expo Experience. You can also volunteer your time and make a difference in the local community by taking part in the many onsite and offsite community outreach activities.
Otherwise, registration opens today at the conference center from 11:00 am. Then it’s off to the EXPO and Microsoft Solution Experience area. With hundreds of featured exhibitors from the global Microsoft Dynamics community, it’s the perfect place to begin. Get your bearings with this overview.
You can catch some great Microsoft Dynamics NAV content at the Microsoft Dynamics NAV User Group sessions from 12:00 noon and 1:30 pm or participate in one of the two Roundtable discussions starting at 3:00 pm. And, don’t forget the Convergence reception this evening. This year the reception will be held in the hub of it all – the Convergence Experience Center. The fun, food and festivities begin at 6:00 pm.
Make it an early night. Kirill Tatarinov will be up bright and early to deliver the opening keynote tomorrow at 9:00 am sharp. Kirill will kick things off with the vision for A World Ahead, plus a look at what you can expect to experience at Convergence 2013. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV General Session and breakouts follow from 11:00 am.
What else? The next few days are packed with valuable Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 sessions, interactive discussions, tips and tricks, and user group activities. This year, the hands-on labs will be online – so you can access them at any time during your stay. And, as always, in the true spirit of Convergence, there will be many opportunities to meet other members of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV community and share experience and insights.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed about where to start? Check out this session overview. Or find out what's new for Convergence 2013.
As J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, "Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread...".
In other words: Convergence 2013 is here and and there’s a world of opportunity ahead for you and your business with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Use this unique opportunity to set the course for your business.
So, put your best foot forward, and step out into Convergence 2013. See you there!
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team
Great to see so many of you at the reception last night!
Convergence 2013 kicks into high-gear today. First stop: look for some exciting Microsoft Dynamics NAV-related announcements and a very cool Microsoft Dynamics NAV customer story in the keynote at 9:00 am.
Afterwards, you’ll want to grab a good seat for the General Session at 11:00 am. This must-see session, Microsoft Dynamics NAV - Opportunities for Your Business, is a great opportunity to come and see the product in action, hear feedback from other customers, and be inspired to improve productivity and build your business.
After lunch, there’s plenty of time to network face-to-face in the Expo and Microsoft Solutions Experience Center. Here you can get answers to your burning Microsoft Dynamics NAV questions – free of charge :-) - from Microsoft support engineers. You can see live product demos and feed your inner geek in the Expo.
There are also three great Microsoft Dynamics NAV concurrent sessions beginning at 3:30 pm that you don’t want to miss while you’re here:
Finally, make Convergence your event – and share your experiences with your network - using Convergence Mobile App, and check out one great social media mash-up at the #CONV13 live wall.
Tell us what you’re up to on Twitter: @MSFTDynamicsERP #MSDNNAV #CONV13.
Have a great day!
Welcome to Convergence Day Three. Yesterday’s keynote and general session were phenomenal, with great attendance, enthusiasm and some exciting customer stories and news about Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Let’srecap:
The General Session was loaded with information and inspiration. We saw some great demos, videos, examples of new functionality and learned how customers are using Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. We also learned more details about the expected June 2013 availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 hosted on Windows Azure through partners. And, we were given a peek under the hood of what to expect in the upcoming Sicily release scheduled for later this calendar year. Finally, the General Session unveiled a really awesome Convergence offer to try Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 on Azure for a limited time – for free! Exciting! In short, the future looks great for Microsoft Dynamics NAV!
That was yesterday. Today, there are plenty of opportunities to focus on your business with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Consider attending these or any of the many sessions available today:
You can also take part in an Interactive Discussion, a Deep Dive Session, or one of the many exciting Microsoft Dynamics NAV-focused sessions between now and 6 pm.
Or grab a seat, put up your feet and try one of the virtual Hands-on Labs. Launch a lab anytime – during the day or night, on your own machine or on the onsite Communications Kiosks. To launch a lab, visit the Convergence website, login to My Convergence, and utilize Schedule Builder to locate the labs of your choice.